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pupate

[pyoo-peyt] /ˈpyu peɪt/
verb (used without object), pupated, pupating.
1.
to become a pupa.
Origin of pupate
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; pup(a) + -ate1
Related forms
pupation, noun
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pupate

/pjuːˈpeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of an insect larva) to develop into a pupa
Derived Forms
pupation, noun
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Word Origin and History for pupate
v.

1864, from pupa + -ate (2). Related: Pupated; pupating.

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